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77th Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameLEE – George
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 981
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th March 1837 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Comb Maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Blue / Auburn / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean Turkey Crimea –  3 years 6 months
West Indies North America – 5 years 2 months
Australian Colonies – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service22 years 53 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 11th October 1859 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsCrimean war Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol Clasps
Crimea Turkish Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Intended Residence at
New South Wales Australia also Dublin
Pension Districts
1859 2nd Dublin
1860 1st Edinburgh
1862 Tilbury
1862-1863 Western Australia
1863-Sydney (not paid)
1864 2nd East London
1864 Preston
1867 2nd Glasgow
1873 1st Liverpool
Pension Paid1/5d per diem
1871 Increased to 1/9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK   31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1817 Naas Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not Yet Known
SiblingsNot Yet Known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McGUIRE or McGUIN or McGill Catherine
1821 Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeEsther bap 15th June 1841 St. Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin City Ireland
George  B 1844  Corfu
1861 lives Edinburgh, see further information
Thomas  B late1850 Newport Monmouthshire Wales
James B 1857  Sydney New South Wales
D 1857 Paddington Sydney New South Wales
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
None known
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th October 1875 Liverpool Lancashire England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationHe deserted 6th August 1837 re-joined 7th December 1837 Confined 21st December 1837 to 9th January 1838.
The 77th embarked for:
Malta November 1837
Corfu February 1842
Jamaica January 1843
Halifax Nova Scotia January 1849
England May 1848
Malta March 1854
New South Wales Australia June 1857
India 1858
England April 1870
1841 British Army World Wide Index has George with the 77th at Chatham Kent England
1851 British Army World Wide Index has George with the 77th at Newport Wales
Discharge: At own request his term of service of 21 years having expired.
1851 UK Census (HO 107/2452/607/18) Woollos, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
George Lee, Private 77th Regt, Married, 34, Comb Maker (Journeyman), Born Naas, Kildare
Catherine Lee, Wife, Married, 30, Born Tipperary
Ester Lee, daughter, 10, born Dublin, Dublin
George Lee, son, 7, born Corfu.
Thomas Lee, son, under 4 months, born Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
On the voyage of the York to Western Australia George Lee was the Sergeant major in charge of the guard. He appears to have left his wife and family in the UK and returned to the UK via Sydney on the Merchantman departing Fremantle on 7th March 1863 and arriving Sydney on the 28th March 1863.
1861 Scottish Census George Lee Jnr lives Edinburgh with grandmother Esther McGill and aunts Margaret Dowling (30) and Annette McGill (20) both born Dublin. He served in the 77th 1856-1860 Service Number 3, joined in 1856 at Dublin, discharged 1860 at Edinburgh, all whilst under-age “suffers from epileptic fits.”
1871 Scottish Census, possibly lives 218/224 Eglinton Street Glasgow at Govan Poor House, Irishman, a pauper aged 55